27 June 2009

Photo Hunt - Flags

he theme for this week's Photo Hunt is flag. Ach what is a Photo Hunt if I can't mould the theme to a photo I want to post! Here's a crab spider the not-wife found on our Cephalaria this evening.. It's patience in waiting for prey never flags!

I couldn't in all good conscience stretch this theme so blatantly and badly so here is a Union Jack flying over a building in central London


46 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Very funny. You developed a conscience ("I couldn't in all good conscience stretch this theme so blatantly and badly so here is a Union Jack flying over a building in central London"). I've always enjoyed your images.

Colin Campbell said...

James

You gave in. Onwards

Vita Stunder said...

But Hey Jams!
The flower actually have 'flags' :)

I prefer the first shot ;)
I'm a bit sceptical to ordinary flags these days.
Union Jack though.. is a cool name!

Have a great weekend!
Anna

James Higham said...

Few too many ales?

ian said...

interesting the curved flagpole on the second pic... how come?

Sue said...

Creepy spider!! Great pics, both of them. :) Happy weekend Jams!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. Ian I will come clean. I distorted the image!

candi said...

I like your first take on the theme.
Nice shots.

Leslie said...

Oh I like stretched themes! Good choices for this week Jams. :)

Have a great weekend. :)

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Bengbeng said...

Jams. I must confess. I must. I have stretched the theme so blatantly n more too before as sometimes I just dont have the pics. But the difference is the next time I falter before i stretch again, i will console myself, Jams did it before too hahahahhahahaah

Carver said...

I like both of your choices for the theme. I enjoy the stretched ones. I don't think it's stretched, rather I see that as creative. Happy weekend.

Expat Traveler said...

great catch! Love the first shot, and of course a great flag!

Upcountrysmiles said...

Wow..very interesting!! Great entry for this week's PH.

Aloha,
Cindy O

julie said...

Go fly high, Union Jack! :)

YTSL said...

Actually, jams, I thought your stretching attempt was alright! ;b

jmb said...

I'm glad you admitted to distorting the real flag image Jams. That's the first thing I noticed.
Well after the creepy bug.
Have a good weekend.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Both great flags!

Life Ramblings said...

i love the stretched ones, how cool.

luna miranda said...

that made me giggle.:P fun post.

archiearchive said...

I like the un-flagging life of your little critter. I was going to use a flag iris but was distracted.

EastCoastLife said...

I wanted to stretch the theme too but happens that we have this important event Asian Youth Games happening in Singapore right now. :)

Fishman said...

Wow, I like the way you stretched the theme. Definitely a very different take of it!

Liz said...

Is that pole bending or is it an optical illusion?

Good stretching! Your physiotherapist would be proud of you.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your "bending and stretching" to fit the first photo to the theme! Very clever! And official flags always parade well!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Starnitesky said...

Good choices - not too fond of the first photo but I like the bend on the subject.

Hootin' Anni said...

Jams....you did a fabulous job with the patient spider....and the waving flag photo against the clouds.....awesome.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like "theme-benders" who are so creative. Your second photo is more like mine. ;-)

Annie said...

Love your spin that included the spider!

And it's kinda strange the way we give our flags nicknames (Union Jack, Old Glory).

Happy weekend.

Gattina said...

Lol, what a nice interpretation. I think to be a flag fan you have to be American ! You were right, it is the Austrian flag, the white and red. If you consider that I took the English flag for a flag from the red cross when I was in Eastbourne, you can see my knowledge about flags, lol. There was a football game, and the flags were hanging out !

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Perfect hunt!

Tara R. said...

The spider is seriously creepy. Ewww! But the Union jack is fabulous!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Mrs Mecomber said...

Yikes, that spider looks huge. Your photos are so brilliant!!! I love the wave in the flagpole. GREAT post.

I also did Photo Hunters (finally). I hope you can visit.

Have a happy weekend!
Mrs. Mecomber
http://newyorktraveler.net

Brita said...

Ha, just perfect!

srp said...

I wouldn't be fond of finding this spider anywhere... although it is more beautiful than some. In Williamsburg one Christmas one homeowner made a Union Jack out of flowers and other seeds to use on the door like a Christmas wreath.. I almost added that to my collection. My flags are here.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Woah James, I've never seen such a creamy looking crab before! This would have been great for last week's creamy theme as well :)

Gabriel said...

Good job! Whether it matches the theme or not, that spider was awesome...

diXymiss said...

Crafty theme stretching! I've spied a similar white spider (eeek!) in my garden, but didn't know what it was called. I try to think about spiders (shudder!) as little as possible...

Union Jack has some curves!

bing said...

still, this is a good take, jams!

RJ Flamingo said...

That is one of the coolest spiders, ever! I had to click on it so I could enjoy all the details, and it is sensational! Never one to shrink from bending a theme to a photo, myself - or anything else, for that matter! - kudos!

Thanks for visiting me!

CherryPie said...

I love the way you have manipulated that flag :-)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Irene said...

Nicely taken! Thanks for dropping by.

A. said...

I always like an unusual treatment of the theme, but I will say I do like the Union Jack shot, though I gather even that was stretched. :) Thanks for visiting mine.

Dragonstar said...

You can always be trusted to stretch a theme in a most fascinating way! Well done again.